November 2014




November is national Diabetes month. Type 2 Diabetes is the most common type in older adults. It’s not easy to hear that you have been diagnosed with diabetes. But for millions of Americans, learning about diabetes is a first step toward feeling better and  living a longer, healthier life. Although, there is no cure for diabetes, it can be managed. Your health care provider will help you with the medical side of diabetes, but day by day diabetes care is up to you. Care includes: choosing what, how much, and when to eat,      getting physically active, checking your blood sugar and taking your medication, as well as learning all you can about diabetes. So, where do you begin with diabetes? For starters being  active and managing weight is part of living healthy and managing diabetes If you’re not already part of our fitness classes then join our Fit and Trim, or if a more mellow class is your thing then try our relaxing Yoga or Tai Chi. Also taking your medication daily and on time along with checking your blood      glucose often is important to keep your blood glucose in your target range. Eating doesn’t mean meals are extremely restrictive. With a little planning you can still   include your favorite foods in your diet. A good place to begin is the “Plate Method” where you don’t need to do any counting or restricting, you just need to focus on filling your plate with more non-starchy vegetables and meats. Enjoying our         delicious variety of lunches at the center is one way to follow this method. So       diabetes or no diabetes come to the center often, if not daily, to live a more active, healthy and social lifestyle.

New for this month:


Healthy Lifestyle Eating Class is Back! -Mon, Nov 3, 10, 17th  @ 10:00am:

Learn the health benefits of eating pork. There will be a health life styles component, including warm up exercises, good eating habits, pork recipes  and tasty pork treats.  Attend all 3 classes and receive a gift bag. Facilitated by Allison Fiscus with Utah Pork Products.

Mental Martial Arts (MMA) for Seniors - Thurs, 6, 13, 20th @ 9:30am/101A:

Learn how to fight Smarter vs. Harder. Lear why martial artists moves are more effective as they re-direct their opponent’s force instead of trying to oppose it. MMA for seniors is designed to teach: How to be aware of you surroundings, physical tools to use, awareness of how your mind and opponents works during an encounter and how MMA teaches seniors how to think like a martial artist. Caution Side effects may include:  increased self-confidence, better balance and posture. Excessive requests to show grandkids “how you did that.” great for seniors of all physical levels!

85+ Party: Fri, Nov 21st-11:15-12:00/Cafe:

Come celebrate your 85+ years with us at the center. Enjoy a delicious lunch with a special treat and the musical hits of Teddy Dillman. We will recognize those 85 and older by having them stand up and get a round of  applause from the lunch crowd. We will also see who are the top 4 oldest in the group and give them a special prize

Extra’s for the Month


The Do’s and Don'ts of Diabetes: Mon, Nov 3rd @ 10:00am/107:

How Diabetes Specialists can help you with diabetes and services they provide to help prevent complications with the disease. Facilitated by Andrea

Romney from Diabetes Specialty Center.

Election Day-Voting-Nov 4th 7:00am-9:00pm:

Voting will be held in the back of the café. Access the County Clerk web site at:

Black Friday Online Shopping-Avoiding Fraud-Tues, Nov, 4th @ 1:30pm/207:

Find out how to be safe with your online shopping, and what to use debit, or credit and why? Facilitated by John Welle-computer instructor.

Arthritis: Knowing Your Facts-Tues, Nov 4th @ 10:30am/101A:

Learn facts about Arthritis, treatments, types and options available. By Dr. Meadows with BioMed.

AARP Drivers Safety–Wed Nov, 5 @ 10:00am/107:

Learn safe driving techniques and strategies. Safe Driver Certificate awarded upon completion. $15 for AARP members/$20 for non-members

What happens in a Fall?-Wed Nov 5th @ 10:00am/101:

Find out what really happens to your body inside and out when you fall down. Learn how to make caramel apples. Facilitated by Adrienne from Sandy Health and Rehab.

Pre-Planning Funeral Overview-Thurs, Nov 6th @ 10:00am/101:

Learn the benefits of pre-planning funeral. Find out the funeral costs today and the projected cost in 10 years, learn about options including mausoleums, and

payments. Have your questions answered. Facilitated by Jon Vawdrey with Memorial Mortuaries and Cemeteries.

Early Veteran’s Day Celebration-Fri, Nov 7th - Join us and honor Veteran’s and loved ones at our annual celebration:

  • 8:15-9:15-Breakfast provided by the Bereavement Coalition and Cheryl Nunez

Program Starts @ 9:30, the celebration includes:

  • Color Guard
  • Speakers: Al Alexander and Eugene Hecker,
  • Harmonikatz and Glee Club.
  • Musical tributes and candle lighting.
  • Carnations provided by Goff Mortuary.

Memory Keepers-Fri, Nov 7th @ 10:30am/107B:

Learn how to organize, protect and share your collection of family pictures, audio and videos. Protect your memories from disaster and share them with family members online for free.Facilitated by Ray Zukowskii. Computer Seminar-Tues, Nov 18th @1:00pm/205. Learn step by step.

Essential Oils–For Cold and Flu and what to do! Mon, Nov 10th @ 10:00am/107A:

Find out how to prevent or lessen the ailments of cold and flu season with oils without all the side effects and wasted money. Facilitated by Sue Billingslea from the Information retirement group.

Sandy City Art Gala-Mon, Nov 10-21st 101/201:

Come and enjoy beautiful art pieces in several mediums. The opening Gala is Monday November 10th @ 7:00pm-light refreshments served.

NLP-Forgiveness-Wed, Nov 12th @ 10:30/107B:

How to forgive others in time for the holidays, so you can have a grudge free holiday. Facilitated by Carol Esterreicher

Meet the Sandy Senior Center Advisory Council Candidates-Wed, Nov 12th @ 11:30:

Meet the Senior center Advisory Council running candidates. Candidates will    introduce themselves and pitch for your vote. 

Diabetes-Fri, Nov 14th @ 10:00am/Cafe:

Meet Dr. Scheidell with Draper Family Medical and hear about myths of Diabetes, causes, treatments and other options for treating and preventing Diabetes.

What your insurance company doesn’t cover-Fri, Nov 14th @ 10:00am/101B:

Find out the hidden secrets that senior insurance does not  cover: vision, dental, hearing and more! Facilitated by Sue BIllingslea.

Vital Aging-Navigating the Holidays-Mon, Nov 17th @ 10:00/101B:

How to get through the holidays stress free and make them meaningful. Facilitated by Rhonda Bush.

Three Things That Cause Premature Death and Disabilities Among Seniors-Mon, Nov 17th @ 10:00am/101B;

Learn three items that cause premature death andamong seniors and what you can do about them. Facilitated by Carol Wilcox, LCSW.

Thanksgiving Party-Tues, Nov 18th @ 11:00am/Café:

Join us and friends for a meal of: Turkey Brest, Gravy, Yams, Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls and a piece of Pumpkin Pie! Enjoy music of The Salt Lake Crooners and Mac Chesley. Served by Exchange Club of Sandy. Reserve your tickets by Thurs, Nov 13th-available at front desk.

*Chinese Language on Nov 18th @ 10:00am will be held in room 101A. Naturalist Group meeting will be held in 206-just for this day*

Medicare, which plan is best for you?-Wed, Nov 19th @ 10:00am/101A:

Get details of each plan, what they cover and don’t cover and find out which plan is best for you. Facilitated by Maurice Wells.

Caregivers Support Group-Thurs, Nov 20th @ 10:00am/107:

Get tips on avoiding burnout and live life to its fullest. Facilitated by Sunrise Senior Living and Geriatric Care Manager Sylvia Brunisholz.

Strength Training with Sandy Health and Rehab– Thurs, Nov 20th @ 10:00/Gym:

Join PT Steve, practice safe and healthy weight training. Meet in Center Gym.

Diabetes and You-Fri, Nov 21st @ 10:00am/101:

Find out what St. Mark’s Diabetes center can offer to you and your loved ones. Find out common factors that contributes to Diabetes and what you can do to live a full life. Facilitated by Dana Dopita RN, MSN from St. Mark’s Hospital.